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civic duty for a change, of course. >>> and here we go again with the birther craze. a texas republican congressman blake farenthold believes the house has the votes to impeach obama. he made the comments while responding to a question over the legitimacy over the president's birth certificate. >>> new york senator kirsten gillibrand has inked a book deal. it will be both a memoir and call to action for women to become more involved in politics. financial terms have not been disclosed. >>> and south carolina governor nikki haley will finally announce plans to run for a second term. she's seen her poll numbers slip in recent months. her democratic opponent has already announced plans to challenge her again. >>> and that's your morning's dish of "scrambled politics." >>> and our first look at the weather, i'm joined by bill karins. >> morning. rainy tuesday. i know. nap day. >> well, maybe. >> if we should be so lucky. >> it's not happening for me either. this morning we're going to deal with some travel issues out there for a lot of us. bring the umbrella if it's not raining already. fla
was born. unless the texas republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say." ted cruz released his canadian birth certificate in response to inquiries from the "dallas morning news." today ted cruz's senate press secretary released this oddly worded statement. "to our knowledge, he never had canadian citizenship." now, when a senator's staff speak for the senator says "to our knowledge," everything that follows that is a statement that everyone in that senate office knows might have to be quickly revised, and so it has been. the "washington post" is now reporting that ted cruz will renounce his canadian citizenship. cruz said, "now the dallas morning news says that i may technically have dual citizenship. assuming that is true, then sure, i will renounce any canadian citizenship. nothing against canada, but i'm an american by birth and as a u.s. senator i believe i should be only an american because i was a u.s. citizen at birth, because i left calgary when i was 4, and have lived my entire life since then in the u.s., an
voting rights in 31 states. the justice department is already going after texas to try to test the supreme court decision. does the speech do you think give any momentum to that cause to expand voting rights since she chose this as her focus? >> i think it does. i think you've had a situation where although the conversation around voting, i.d.s it has been on the left primarily and in small pockets in the civil rights community as well. i think hillary clinton brings it into the mainstream in way it hasn't been before, but i also think this north carolina law could also be a tipping point because the argument that conservatives have made around voter i.d. laws has been voter fraud by this rath of restrictions used and signed into law in north carolina doesn't really address a voter fraud which in some ways snolt a problem in north carolina but the idea you're shutting down voting on a sunday and the item you're eliminate 16 and 17-year-olds the ability to register early, it seems to be capturing a wide swath of folks in north carolina can you see folks really looking at these a
with major league baseball. george zimmerman back in the headlines after a traffic stop in texas. o.j. simpson wins parole but not his freedom and some nonbelievers get their sweet reven revenge. >>> good morning, cleveland kidnapper aerial castro is expected to speak today at his sentencing hearing. as part of the plea deal he'll be spared the death penalty. prosecutors say the man they call a monster will spend the rest of his days behind bars. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. aerial castro has agreed to that plea deal that includes a minimum sentence, life in prison and 1,000 years. for a crime they will detail for the first time in court today. we already know aerial castro's future. >> this man is going to prison for the rest of his life. >> reporter: today we'll learn about his horrific past. in hours prosecutors will present expert testimony that outlines decade of abuse for a man they call a monster. castro has pleaded guilty to kidnapping amanda berry, gina dejesus. and rape, assault and murder. >> my addiction to pornography and sexual problem has taken a to
as far as the rest of the west goes, yesterday was very warm in the desert. texas was hot. salt lake was hot. we just got hdone with one of or hottest. a little rain left over in northern portions of idaho. that's about it. a few sprinkles today in seattle. that's a lookbe cooler because of the clouds. weekend forecast coming up. >> coming up. get ready to get out there for some of you folks in the west. >>> coming up, a rare eruption in yellowstone to tell you about. plus, anthony weiner opening up just a bit about his alter ego. >>> welcome back to "early today." >>> according to secretary of state john kerry, the u.s. is hoping to end drone strikes in pakistan in the near future. in his remarks to a pakistani tv station thursday, kerry said, quote, it's going to be very, very soon, end quote. >>> anthony weiner cannot seem to escape his sexting alias carlos danger. in a televised interview, wiener said the name was simply a joke in his personal life but rival mayoral candidate reverend eric salgado called the name very insulting to the spanish community. >>> italy's supreme court
. the name of the team, kicked grass. that's what they said. >>> now espn saying texas a&m quarterback johnny manziel got paid $7,500 to sign 1500 items. the ncaa is investigating if johnny football violated rules. >>> yu darvish dominates in texas, a no-hitter through seven innings. but then houston's carlos corporan gets a home run. for the second time since april, houston spoiling a darvish perfect game. he still gets the win with 15 strikeouts. texas, 2-1, there. >>> oakland's last-minute trade for alberto colapso. the a's down one and then hits in two runs. they pull the fat out of the fire. oakland over toronto. >>> hey, you know, i'm a four-time mvp, two-time champion, gold medalist. why not president of the nba players association? miami's lebron james was considering that but decided no because he can't give 100%, he says. i heard james is now considering the job of king of the world. >>> take you to flight school now. clear the wood. old man on deck. jeans on. who is that? 50-year-old michael jordan with the dunk. what do you think? comeback? >>> i'm a big niners fan but would i do
zimmerman, but this time it was on a highway just east of dallas. kerri sanders is live in forney, texas. what happened here? >> reporter: well, good morning. it was a relatively calm encounter. george zimmerman was pulled over for speeding but it was noteworthy even to police because in the car george zimmerman had a gun. george zimmerman was driving west on u.s. highway 80 in forney, texas near dallas when he was pulled over for speeding. zimmerman who was found not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the shooting death of trayvon martin was quick to tell the officer that he had a gun in the glove compartment. >> where are you headed? >> nowhere in particular. >> nowhere in particular? why do you say that? >> you didn't see my name? >> huh? >> you didn't see my name? >> reporter: the officer looks down at zimmerman's license again. >> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> reporter: just days after a florida jury found him not guilty, zimmerman was back in the news, stepping out of seclusion to help four people escape from their overturned vehicle in florida. a
willing to go to win back the senate. and pay back. texas republicans want state representative wendy davis to pay for her epic filibuster. igor is with us and lisa and bill share. it's great to see all three of you. bill, start with you on this. you got a post up at the week.com asking what republicans want more. if they have got to go for this a government shutdown or the senate. why can't they have both? >> they can't have both because they have a very good chance of taking the senate right now. they could get the six seats d!1 that they need if they don't upset the apple cart. if they become the face of washington dysfunction then all bets are off. you already have the public saying 25%. they only have 25% approval of their handling of congress as it is today and people don't want more dysfunction and they can't pass off the blame for a government shutdown when you have senator ted cruz openly campaigning for it and saying you'll be no different than when government closes for the weekend. they lose leverage and budget negotiations they have to accept more tax increases and puttin
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in texas, senator cruz, in a heated town hall. could an awkward moment be coming for two conservative stars in the lone star state? here in gotham, anthony weiner's wild spiral to single digits may have opened the door for an unexpected contender and maybe the next mayor. bill de blasio. feeling like he's got a lot of mojo with just 20 days till primary day. good morning from new york city. it's wednesday, august 21st. it's "the daily rundown." my first reads of it the mornin. we're going to start with some domestic politics. the state of both political parties is anything but strong these days. the only reason there isn't much hand ringing about the democratic party is because the republican party is the one in such disa ray. the open warfare has become a more public spectacle than we've seen in years. many republican leaders are exhausted from dealing with the tea party and some seem to be downright giddy over what's happened in the last week. they don't put their name on their giddiness. not even 250 days old and already he's become probably among the most recognizable faces of the tea p
zimmerman was pulled over for recently speeding outside of dallas, texas. zimmerman informed the officer he had a pistol in that truck. when asked zimmerman where he was going he said nowhere in particular. why do you say that? he then asked if the officer knew who he was looking at the license. when i saw the name, he said what a coincidence. after getting a clearance it there were no outstanding warrants the officer let him go with a warning. saying he needed to slow down. >>> and we'll look at the month of august on wall street with a kind note. yesterday ended pretty flat but still had the best july since 2010. for more on this, let's check in and say good important to steve, who is live for us in london. steve. >> reporter: >> yeah. it was a good month of july. whether there were head winds remain to be seen. seemed to be a quieter month than august. 1.7% growth in the second quarter. it was heartwarming for the market but wasn't downward revisions from the previous quarter. that said, pretty cagey, talking about previous modest growth. so slight down-ticking in sessions of economic gr
's this morning's first look at scrambled politics. apparently in texas when you stand up you better be prepared to pay up. republicans there want state senator wendy davis to cough up the cost for last month's special session. a republican says davis should reimburse taxpayers since it was her filibuster that forced lawmakers to come back. >>> a new poll spells struggle for senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. it is still 15 months before they go to the polls but it shows allyson lundergan grimes leading the polls by 1%. both results fall within the margin of error. >> new jersey governor chris christie, he is reaching into the deep pockets of casino billionaire, sheldon adelson. last night fund-raiser was for the governor's re-election efforts and not a potential 2016 bid. >>> a fed up senator harry reid was not pleased when he talked thursday to try to prevent debate on a transportation bill. here's what happened when senator tammy baldwin tried to call the chamber to order. listen. >> madam president. madam president -- >> the majority leader. >> have them sit down and shut up, okay? it's
arizona and texas, and arizona there have been significant demographic shifts that have identified opportunities to begin likely did in colorado and virginia to turn states that were decidedly red to purple and then eventually to blue. we are going to do that through aggressive voter registration efforts. we are going to talk about the democratic agenda, making sure hold republicans accountable. >> you were talking about holding republicans accountable. intensive a message for 2014, what case can they make that they should be taking control of the house. can they make the argument that you have done anything to move congress toward a positive resolution? >> president obama and congressional democrats have been trying to make sure that voters have two distinct choices. they clearly chose president obama and democrats. they want to continue to rebuild this economy from the middle class out. they want to make sure when it comes to housing everybody has an opportunity to live the american gene and have a safe and secure roof over their heads. they want access to affordable healthcare.
a huge fan of first-term texas senator and guy with josh groban on his workout mix ted cruz. senator cruz's very public outspokenness has made him a thorn in the side of the g.o.p. leadership but they haven't told the press about their displeasure because whenever they get near a camera, ted cruz is already in front of it. recently cruz sat down with abc's jonathan carl to explain what keeps him so darned modest. >> you argued a case before the supreme court at age 32. >> it's an extraordinary opportunity to stand before the u.s. supreme court. takes your breath away. we didn't have a prayer. we were not going to win that case. i stood up and for 30 minutes there was not a single friendly question. i have always like the fact that i sit in my office and i look at a giant painting of me getting my tail whipped 9-0. it is very good for instilling humility. >> stephen: yes, i have to tell you i don't know what part of this painting comes off as more humble. is it the hypothetical of halo surrounding his head or is it his look toward heaven? or is it all of the people in this painting of him
. this is a chilling story. we're talking about kids turned into killers. >> it's happening along the texas-mexican border. american teenagers are being recruited to be a part of the drug cartel. two former asass sasassins agre tell how they got involved in the business of killing. >> reporter: look into his eyes and you see a baby faced 26-year-old and he blinks. then you see something else. another set of sinister eyes staring back. these tattooed on his eyelids. they're the window into the soul of a drug cartel asassin. >> how many people did you kill? >> no idea. >> lost track? >> when you're in mexico -- >> could you guess, 10, 20, 30, 50. >> between 20 and 30. >> reporter: he said he was 15 years old when the drug cartel recruited him to kill. he was part of a secret crew of hit men made up of american teenagers living in laredo, texas along with this men. they spoke with cnn from the texas prisons where they are serving life sentences for murder. both men say they worked for miguel, the ruth less violent leader who was recently arrested this mexico. >> he's not going to tell you to d
eyeing in the same region. the texas panhandle, a big bulk of oklahoma. the difference between today's forecast and yesterday, we were looking for the weather in missouri. that's the relief i can give you knowing you are not going to have the severe thunderstorms. more rain in the forecast today. all the way through saturday night, this is the troublemaker. here is the cold front. slowly and i mean slowly making its way across. with that, all the moisture pooling up out of the gulf brings heavy showers in the northeast. watch the timing of this. how fast it goes and whether it stalls out. it will impact the rain we are seeing the next several days into the northeast. here is what we know about the southeast. forecasting heavy rain. two to three inches. atlanta, one to two inches. now the northeast, we are going to see, it depends on where the heavier thunderstorms are. there are place that is won't see much. if you get the heavy downpour, you have a threat for flooding. >> thanks for the warning, we appreciate it. >>> a wildfire is raging out of control across southern california. th
>> stephanie: he was pulled over for speeding in texas and had a gun. george zimmerman was stopped for speeding on a highway near dallas. the police -- i love this whole -- they have a police dash cam video. >> yep. >> stephanie: it shows an officer interacting with zimmerman, and letting him go with a warning. she is just lucky -- i just got my new car insurance bill, because i got a speeding ticket twice in the speed trap near my house. i was going 40 or something in a 35. >> yeah. >> stephanie: he is just so awesome -- >> stephanie: okay. you shot an unarmed teenager, okay. go home. have a good night's sleep. >> i think the cop was squared of him. >> stephanie: no, he did tthe douchy thing. he asked him. >> really? >> stephanie: after an unintelligible response, the officer asked nowhere in particular? why did you say that? you didn't see my name, zimmerman replies. [ buzzer ] >> oh, god. he wants to be a star now? >> stephanie: yeah. i'm a star. no. are you clear of warrants and stuff. and zimmerman said, he was clear. he said calm down dude. why don't you slow down for me. the officer says
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
is back in the news after an encounter with police in texas. kerry sanders is in forney, texas, just east of dallas. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt, it was a routine matter. george zimmerman was pulled over for speeding, but especially noteworthy, even to police, is zimmerman in his car was carrying a gun. george zimmerman was driving west on u.s. highway 80 in forney, texas, near dallas when he was pulled over for speeding. >> it's going to be a florida suv. >> reporter: zimmerman, who was found not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter in the shooting death of trayvon martin, was quick to tell the officer that he had a gun in the glove compartment. >> where are you headed this evening? >> nowhere in particular. >> nowhere in particular? why do you say that? >> you didn't see my name? >> huh? >> you didn't see my name? >> uh-uh. >> reporter: the officer then looks down at zimmerman's license again. >> what a coincidence. >> we, the jury, find george zimmerman not guilty. >> reporter: just days after a florida jury found him not guilty, zimmerman was
. >> bill: he has to be from texas. where is he from? >> i think he's from florida. >> he knows something about tanning. and he says that the affordable care act tax on tanning as part of a comprehensive package to pay for all of the benefits. there is a tax on some 2.5% or something. he says well, you know, boehner should really take this to the people. boehner who we all know loves to tan. >> bill: i was going to say if anybody is upset about this, it is john boehner. >> that he should argue that it is racist against white people. >> yeah, sure. because now they're going to have to pay a little extra for that orange glow. >> bill: others who are not caucasian don't have to pay. >> they're at a big advantage. >> bill: racist tax. >> i still love how president obama at one of the us who correspondents meeting said he and john bainer have a lot of things in common. they're both people of color. >> bill: it is a color not seen on the planet. >> not naturally occurring. >> bill: john boehner is the only member be of congress to have a tanning bed in his own office, right? >> i'm sure. actual
on a highway in texas. an officer pulling over zimmerman outside of dallas for speeding. the video shows zimmerman telling the officer he's carrying a firearm in the glove compartment. the officer just gave zimmerman a warning. it is legal for zimmerman to transport a weapon in most states including texas. >>> now to a bittersweet victory for o.j. simpson winning parole but not freedom. >> this morning he faces an uphill legal battle. we get the latest from abc's brandy hitt. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. o.j. simpson's current attorney says he's pleased with the parole board's decision. he pleaded with that board last week for leniency, and it worked, but only on some of the charges. a small victory for o.j. simpson. nevada has granted the former nfl great parole on some of the charges stemming from his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction involving sports memorabilia simpson maintains was stolen from him. >> i would give it all back to these guys. they can have it all to get these last five years back. >> reporter: after this hearing last week, the nevada board of pa
park in texas has found a really inventive way to keep their patrons cool. look at that. they created an ice dump where staff dumped a full ton, 2,000 pounds of ice on to swimmer. >> they are chanting "we want ice reques ice." >> let's take a look. the problems out there this morning is in missouri. we have flash flooding that's in mostly rural sections of missouri. on i-44, a big interstate through the state, we have who r -- horrendous flooding going on. we're going to see humidity increasing on the east coast. e we already have showers and storms around baltimore and washington, d.c., this morning. the humidity is up on the east coast. it's been a nice break, but now the heat is going to return. >> lovely. >>> a shocking new statistic on drinking and walking. >>> and will the amazon entrepreneur change face of journalism? ♪ (tires screeching) red hot deal days are back. (alarm beeping) stop for no one. what? it's red hot deal days. get $100 off the samsung galaxy note ii with features like pop-up play. lets you use any app while watching video. or use the s pen for hand-written n
yesterday during a routine fiscal. he is at texas health presbyterian hospital in dallas and should return home tomorrow. the trial of the army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 and wounding 32 others at fort hood is finally set to start today. he is a muslim/american and prosecutors argue he took to radical islam before committing the massacre. he dismissed his right to counsel and will represent himself, which means he will be able to cross-examine witnesses including his own victims. he tried to plead guilty to avoid capitol punishment, but the military judge presiding over the case rejected the plea. wendy davis says she is definitely considering running for governor. she either will run for her own state seat again or make a bid for governor. rick perry announced he is not going to run for a fifth term. if davis chooses to win -- to run, rather, and wins, she will become texas's first democratic governor in 20 years. we hope she does. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ (vo) current tv is the place for compelling true stories. (kaj) jack, how old are you? >> nine. (adam)
home run to break the shutout and the no-hitter. but texas would go on to win the game, 2-1. this guy is just amazing. >>> here's something yankee fans have been missing all season. curtis granderson. solo shot in the seventh. the yankees won two in a row for the first time, i think, in a month. his third home run of the season after hitting 43 last year. he's, of course, missed most of the season with a broken hand. yankees win, 2-1. what was that face? was that jeter? >> that was disturbing. >> i am just confused. >> red sox fans are not nervous about the yankees this year, are you? >> no. >>> possibility of just a washout day. looks like a tuesday. this will be by far the worst travel day, the worst weather day for the mid-atlantic, the northeast and for even areas back towards oklahoma and arkansas. we're about to get drenched in new york city. heavy rain through the lehigh valley. now moving into philadelphia. d.c. will get some rain on and off all morning long and possibly thunderstorms this afternoon. so airport delays are very likely today. maybe even significant delays. the h
hanging over the center of the nation again today. >> right now, it's raining from texas to the northeast. and in missouri, rescue teams were out in full force, searching for friends and family members. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it was a dramatic scene that had two tennessee parents in a panic. little lauren, rescued from her family's attic by firefighters. her father, in shock. >> next thing you know, we're in the attic, trying to get the baby upstairs. and it's hard. it's scary. you don't know what the water's going to do. so -- lose a home. >> reporter: firefighters wading through that chest-high water, clutching on to baby lauren's carrier to get her to safety. >> it was emotional. you know, you see your baby. and she's a newborn. how are you going to do this? what are you going to do to get us out? >> reporter: across the nashville area, swollen creeks caused flash flooding, forcing some to the safety of their roofs. and leaving cars floating on streets. rescue teams fanned out, fighting the fast-moving waters, to get people out. not just tennessee. from arkansas, to miss
at ft. hood, texas, in 2009. if convicted he could be the first active duty serviceman executed in more than 50 years. >>> harrowing details in the pennsylvania municipal shooting rampage. investigators say the suspect pictured here opened fire through the front door of a meeting room, then walked to a side door and did the same thing. after going to his car for another gun, two men tackled him. one said his main motivation was protecting his wife. >> people needed help. i helped. that's it. after the second round of shooting i couldn't take anymore. i got up and ran. i'll be honest with you. my wife was behind me and i didn't want her to be shot. >> newe ll is involved in a fight with the township over his run down property. >>> starting less than two hours from home the cleveland home where ariel kas troe held three women captive for more than a decade. he was sentenced to life for 1,000 years without the possibility of parole. he denied torturing the women after kidnapping them. we will bring you the demolition live. >>> former president george w. bush doing well and expected to leav
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saw there, texas senator ted cruz is leading the group which launched an all-out war to defund basically kill obama care in its crib. they are currently rallying support around the party's base to threaten a government shutdown if any spending bill funds a penny for the law's implementation. members of the party called the strategy insane here are a few examples, senator ted coburn warns cruz it's not achievable. richard burr of north carolina calls it the dumbest idea i've ever heard. and karl rove says the strategy gives the president the bully pulpit and a gigantic stick with which to beat us. he means the republicans. that won't stop cruz. this is cruz on glenn beck. there's a meeting of the minds radio show responding to his republican critics. >> there are a lot of republicans in washington who are scared. they're scared of being beaten up politically. harry reid and president obama will scream at the top of their lungs. the evil mean nasty republicans are trying to shut down the federal government. that's when we need to respond and say no. >> oh, my gosh. it's not just
meaningless. meaningless measures, meaningless roll calls, meaningless speeches as they say down in texas, it's all hat and no cattle. republicans are united against obama care when it comes to votes like this one, but a warring faction of tea party republicans led by ted cruz of texas are making it very real threat to shut down the u.s. government if the law is not killed. apparently the strategy is being lambasted as silly, dumb, unachievable and political suicide. and the people saying those words are not democrats, it's the republicans in congress who are saying those things. and those criticisms are delicate compared to what's in today's "washington post." charles krauthammer, a pulitzerer price winning conservative columnist says cruz belongs to the loony bin. "and this is krauthammer, this is nuts. every physical showdown has rebounded against the republicans. those who fancy themselves tea party patriots fighting a sold out cocktail swilling establishment are demanding yet another cliff dive as a show of principle. and manliness. but there's no principle at stake here. this is about t
to get right back out there and continue campaigning. >>> a water park in texas found an inventive way to keep their patrons cool. what's all that? they've created an ice dump. and bill karins, i don't know. i kind of like the heat. that's awfully cool. we're talking about, what, triple -- >> they wanted the cold water. have you ever been in a pool and you want the cold water? >> when you have all those people around you -- it's a great idea. two tons. wonton was about 2,000 pounds of ice. >> 104 yesterday in san antonio. >> i take that back then. >> some breaking weather news out of missouri. got a report. >>> severe flash flooding. a rescue boat from the waynesville fire department. you see waynesville in the middle of your screen on i-44. the rescue boat tipped over. the firefighters are in the water. now they are attempting to rescue the firefighters who are in this flash flood. so six inches of rain estimated as fallen in southern missouri just over the last 12 hours. and the weather pattern has been yielding a lot of heavy rain through kansas and missouri about the last week. and
, playing it safe, each only played one series in the game when former texas longhorn quarterback came in for the niners and i am so sad to say he threw this beautiful long pass to mike adams. broncos win 10-6. >>> and finishing out the nfl games, the bangles made it look easy. can someone hand the tigers a broom, please? detroit is on a 12-game hot streak, they swept the cleveland indians in four games. next up the tigers, a-rod and the yankees in new york. on to golf, check out this long birdie put on the 16. will it go in? yes it will. miami star lebron james tweeted a cell feed before going to court in ohio to serve jury duty. he wrote, time to do my civic dutiy. >> celebrity surf era moan davara captured the video of a southern white whale and her calf swimming side by side. you don't see that every day. you don't see this every day, they got down and dirty at the fifth annual combine -- drivers take out their old harvesters trying to be the last one standing. that looks kind of dangerous, those are pretty big items there. >> who knew such a thing existed. >> you got to have some
. >>> everything's bigger in texas. the houston texans, new screen there, the largest indoor video screen. >> now that's a tv. >> 53 feet high. 277 feet long. the cost, $16 million. that's 15,000 square feet. okay, you would have to stake 1400 60-inch tvs to get that. you know what i'll be doing after work. if i don't come in tomorrow that's what i'm doing. >>> jason dufner won the pga championship, he took the trophy to the empire state building. little windy. some rain flying. dufner's wife sleeping next to his trophy. >> it's like his blankie. >> thanks so much, richard. >>> time to switch gears and dig deeper into our top political stories and joining me on the phone is lynn sweet. thank you for being here. >> good morning. >>> let's talk new jersey politics, cory booker won the democratic nomination for the senator. what kind of senator do you expect him to be? >> well, actually, for all of the popularity he has and high name recognition, usually when people come to the senate with that high profile they try to keep it low. that's what hillary clinton, that's what barack obama did. when you
have dropped, i mean, even in texas the cold front is moving through, showers and thunderstorms moving right over the top of dallas this morning and the temperatures are cool. we're about 16 degrees cooler right now than we were yesterday in areas of ohio, it's much cooler d.c. to philadelphia, baltimore, it's 51 degrees right now in detroit. i mean, it's jacket weather in the great lakes this morning. beautiful afternoon, though, enjoy this. this looks to stay with us right through the weekend. from chicago to minneapolis to new york. a great little stretch. boston will be nice, too, by the way. >> i saw leaves falling. >> that's probably a dead tree. >> they shouldn't be falling this early. >>> coming up at the top of the hour on morning joe we're tra tracking breaking news from egypt. a live report. >>> when we come back here -- the cooler. not sure if it was possible that san diego mayor bob philner may have hit bottom. a city business that is now banning him. we'll be right back. right now, 7 years of music is being streamed. a quarter million tweeters are tweeting. and 900 millio
. >> for you darvish another almost. second time this-year texas pitcher yu darvish flirted with a no hitter. he took the no hitter into the eight with carlos ended the no hitter and spoiled the shutout with a solo home run. darvish got the win but back in april darvish had a perfect game. that would end with a single through his legs. >> a wave of experience has arrived with the rampse. now they can use the rest of the training camp to find out how much they have left. stokely wearing 80 practicing for the first time as he returns to the ravens started his career as a raven back in 1999. spent four seasons with peyton manning and last year as well in denver. clark could practice tomorrow. both players worked with ravens offensive coordinator. stokely looks like he still has quickly and reliable hands and if clark shows the same thing then the ravens have some new options on offense. >> when you look at him, you can see they've been productive. obviously their roles have changed over the years and haven't played as much in certain situations. we have a good blend of different groupings we us
number of abortion restrictions ever. even when women like texas state senator wendy davis demand to be heard on issues that affect their health. republicans silence, ignore and even arrest them all while shuttering clinics that provide safe, medical procedures that women have a constitutional right to access. despite his campaign promises to the contrary and following the lead of his party earlier this week, pat mccrory signed into law a super restrictive anti-abortion bill that will likely close 15 out of 16 clinics in that state. to protest this assault on their rights, women gathered outside of his mansion in opposition. guess what he did? he came out to greet the protesters with cookies. see, there's no war here. i brought cookies. please listen, i agree, we don't want to have to deal with the texts, tweets, head locks or excuses of poorly behaved democratic men. but even those annoyances, as despicable as they are, are not going to make us forget the all out war that your party is waging on women. and no, cookies don't help. >>> the city of new york was on the brink of disas
. temperatures well above 100 degrees in texas. >> dylan dreyer, thanks very much. a-rod addresses the speculation that his baseball career may be over. he talks in riddles, though. what does he mean? having a heart attack. the emts gave me bayer aspirin. it helped save my life. i was in shape, fit. i did not see it coming. my doctor recommends i take bayer aspirin to help prevent another heart attack. [ male announcer ] aspirin is not appropriate for everyone so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i've lived through a massive heart attack. i don't take life for granted. see your doctor and get checked out. ♪ and this park is the inside of your body. see, the special psyllium fiber in metamucil actually gels. and that gelling helps to lower some cholesterol. metamucil. 3 amazing benefits in 1 super fiber. >>> i think it's fair to presume if they're ringing the alarm bells now, based on what we know in prior occasions, very likely once again there's a human source that's talking about something imminent. it's not clear what the target is, exactly wh
of the oakland a's who are fighting for a spot to win that division with the texas rangers. that's going to be a huge loss. a guy like nelson cruz, go on down the line. alex rodriguez is the sexy name. >> this controversy's obviously hurt the sport the way that it hurt cycling. do you think baseball will ever be able to rid itself of performance-enhancing drugs? >> well, not just baseball. none of these sports is ever going to rid itself of this type of thing because it's gone around forever. people got short memories. going back to the time of the ancient greeks, i'm sure you don't remember the ancient greeks, you weren't around, i wasn't around either. back then in the old olympics, athletes back then were not allowed to have anything in their body except for water. some athletes are doing stuff like eating the testicles of animals which was their version of steroids. and i'd give you further details but i'm sure people out there are eating. >> we don't want to upset people's dinner, exactly. terrence, before you go, let's talk football. a video has surfaced on the internet showing ral
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. the recent from blake farenthold from texas. >> unfortunately, the horse is already out of the barn on this, on the whole birth certificate issue. the original congress when his eligibility came up and looked into this. i'm not sure how we fix it. >> you want more? representative ted yoho, a representative from south florida at a recent town hall that he too supports the birther movement. >> if it is truly illegal, he shouldn't be there. and i said i can agree with that but is that the best way to spend our time? >> at least the admitted witch-hunt is a waste of time. it has some republicans what in the world is going on. what happened to the republican autopsy and rebranding that we heard so much about? michael steele is a former rnc chair. joan walsh is the editor at large of salon.com, and both are msnbc political analysts. it's not emanating from the rnc, but it does impact the brand. how do you control the bad behavior if you're the head of the party? >> you can't control the bad behavior, be you can certainly special team to it, and you can speak out against it. i think that's somethi
, texas. texas, it is worth keeping an eye on what happens there. if you cover politics and policy in this era of budget -- >> you cover politics and policy. what can mayor is expected from washington regarding infant -- regarding infrastructure, the nuts and bolts. >> you talk to mirrors over the country -- you talk to mi ayors and they are fed up with how little support they get from washington. certainty.ally no stimulusof ways, the that a lot of folks credit with helping give the economy a jolt back in 2009, it just deferred the fiscal problems for mayors for a couple of years. the green taxis or the supersized drinks in new york city that mayor bloomberg wanted to ban, what is the legacy that he has had in new york city and the influence he may have had on other mayors across the country? >> obviously, one of the major influences has been his health policies. the ban on big sodas did not go into effect and that was not very popular. his policies on biking, the bike postinghe policy of calorie counts in fast food restaurants, the smoking ban, these things are all very popular a
are you? >> jay: where are you from? >> i'm from arlington, texas. >> jay: arlington, texas. and you're living out here now? what are you doing? >> yes. i'm finishing up an internship. i will be jobless as of tomorrow. >> jay: oh, really? >> yes. >> jay: what are you going to do tonight to earn a meal? >> well, i'm going to do something a little bit special with some plates and some sticks. >> jay: some plates and -- do we have plates and sticks? >> plates and sticks, right here, jay! [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: there you go, ashley. do i need to get out of the way? go ahead. all right. ♪ okay. that's one plate. i'm going to take a wild guess and say you're going to spin plates. [ laughter ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] okay! all righty. i'm sure the job offers will come rushing in now. [ laughter ] but did she earn a meal? steve, what do you got? >> well, i gotta say, when you said, "i'm doing something special with plates and sticks." you are next to two asians. and they assumed you were probably eating. [ laughter ] so, that's a let-down. [ laughter ] just for the sole fact t
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